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Compare 70/84 and 72/24

1st number: 70/84, 2nd number: 3 0/24

70/84 is smaller than 72/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 24 is 168

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    70/84 = 70 × 2/84 × 2 = 140/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    72/24 = 72 × 7/24 × 7 = 504/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/168 < 504/168 or 70/84 < 72/24

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